hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,400 miles

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2005 Acura TL engine problems

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2005 Acura TL Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 162009

TL 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles


Engine noise: A vibration and low buzzing sound in 5th gear caused by normal engine vibration at around 1,500 RPM, requiring a vibration damper near the rear motor mount. Also causing vibration on steering wheel at normal highways speed limits. And causing tires to cup and get bald. Very dangerous to drive on freeway causing steering to be very erratic due to vibration from front and rear broken engine mounts. Check-engine light: The check engine light may illuminate and a trouble code for the coolant sensor may be stored, but the problem is most likely a software glitch in the engine control module brakes: Brake pedal may feel spongy or have excessive travel due to air in the brake lines requiring replacement of the vsa modulator. (2004-06) total repair cost so far... item name repair cost A/C compressor $1,320 alternator $780 automatic transmission or transaxle $3,460 brakes $1,320 exhaust system $890 radiator $920 shocks and/or struts $3,200 timing chain or belt $1,050.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 182010


  • 58,600 miles
Was driving in stop & go traffic and the check engine light went on. Approx 50 miles later while driving at 55mph the check engine light started flashing and the engine started running very roughly. Pulled off road and had car towed to dealership. Dealership identified that the ignition coil had water on it which shorted it out. Short also required replacement of one computer in the car. Water was from blocked hose from area directly under windshield which had been blocked by debris. Dealer advised that they had same problem come in a few weeks earlier. In that case, the ignition coil had burned into the engine head, requiring a replacement engine.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 202010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura TL. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost power and slowed to approximately 20 mph before it stalled. The vehicle was taken to an auto center where the battery and alternator were replaced. The problem occurred again days later and the vehicle was taken back to the auto center; the contact was informed that the battery and alternator were functioning properly. The contact called the manufacturer and was told that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012008


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Acura TL. Immediately after the vehicle was purchased in November of 2007, it began idling roughly and the engine vibrated. A few months later, while driving approximately 60-65 mph, the vehicle stalled and would not restart. Approximately 15 minutes later, the vehicle restarted and the contact drove to his residence. Later that week, the vehicle was driven to the dealer for a diagnostic and they stated that the failure was due to build up in the fuel injector. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also noticed that the vehicle would crank slowly in the mornings. He returned the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the battery was defective. The battery was replaced; however, the failures persisted. The oxygen sensor, fuel ratio sensor, and the alternator belt were all replaced. After the most recent repairs, the vehicle stalled again and has not been repaired since. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 41,000 and failure mileage was 37,000. Remailed 12/05/08

- San Francisco, CA, USA

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